Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:33PM
London progressive metallers THE SAFETY FIRE have been hard at work on their forthcoming second album and have been documenting the process through their fantastic studio diaries. The fourth and final studio diary has now been released, and it shows the band enlisting the help of what has been dubbed the "Vest Choir". Check out the video here:
Guitarist and producer Derya "Dez" Nagle comments about this uniquely dressed choir: "Nothing says community like a bunch of dudes hanging out in vests. If said dudes all decide to sing and shout in unison all the better. I would argue that church choirs would be much more popular if they encouraged members to wear vests. Vests are the future."
You can check out the rest of the studio diaries below:
vocal tracking: http://youtu.be/P-UR4coFBpQ
guitar & bass tracking: http://youtu.be/rnFAoTXdWt8
drum tracking: http://youtu.be/_zAqIcpKJUM
The band's currently untitled new release is being produced again by the band's own Derya "Dez" Nagle (guitar), who previously worked with Frank Turner (MONGOL HORDE), RISE TO REMAIN, and THE HAARP MACHINE.
To purchase THE SAFETY FIRE's debut, Grind The Ocean, please head over to CM Distro or iTunes. If you still haven't heard the album, click here to watch the video for the album track "DMB (FDP)."
Read on for a few reviews of Grind The Ocean:
"If you're on the lookout for great progressive metal in 2012, these guys come highly recommended." -- GUITAR WORLD.com
"'Grind The Ocean' is soothing yet fierce, familiar yet unexpected, and a great debut." -- HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY.com
"THE SAFETY FIRE's music is dynamic and diverse throughout each song, able to capture and maintain a listener's attention across their multiple 6-minute epics." -- METAL SUCKS.net
"Right now the UK progressive metal scene is extremely healthy, and the emergence of THE SAFETY FIRE is about to provide another boost." -- METAL HAMMER
"Complex forwarding thinking metal...You have to be pretty damned good to stand out from the crowd these days. London crowd THE SAFETY FIRE do so by using the oldest trick in the book - by writing proper, solid songs." -- ROCK SOUND
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